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Old 08-23-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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it's the top news story on google news now.. times like this i wish my house wasn't surrounded by gigantic oak trees

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Predictions by the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Irene was likely to become a major Category 3 hurricane later Tuesday.

By Thursday, as it roars toward the U.S. coast over warm open waters, it could become a Category 4, NHC hurricane specialist John Cangialosi said late Monday. Winds in such a storm can blow from 131 to 155 mph. By contrast, Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 when it hit New Orleans in 2005.
Irene could become massive Cat 4 hurricane - Weather - TODAY.com
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Comparing a Hurricane to Katrina using the S-S scale is such lazy reporting. There is more to it than saying "just" a Cat 3 storm and such a wide range within that one category. Plus, Most other cities are not below sea level behind levies that were not adequate. In fact, there was not that much damage from the storm winds in NO area, it was further east. People were even commenting on how the weather people overblew it compared to the damage that was seen and that they would have a hard time gettign people to evacuate again, before the extent of the levy breaks became apparent.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Officials are telling visitors and residents of Oracoke Island to leave as Hurricane Irene approaches.

wral.com
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Oh boy.....if she doesn't swerve east and hits Florida directly....Florida will be getting to find out just what a pack of lies and boondoggle Citizens Insurance is. (Some already know)
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Go to US Drought Watch.com to get a look at what SE areas need rain and you'll see that Irene is more or less bearing down on them. So it won't be all bad. A cat 4 hurricane is a lot worse than a good soaker cat 1, unfortunately. If it hugs the coast that would be bad for areas like NJ and long Island because they've gotten drenched the last two weeks and have ended their drought.
I watched The Weather Channel and they were falling all over themselves hyping this before they were even sure what it was going to do. I guess they got their wish. Accuweather. com will give you a good rundown of what it will probably do.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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It is interesting, how at mercy we are to weather, and other natural events, like earthquakes, and tsunamis, on our planet. If we can figure out how to control this energy, we will truly be able to progress as a planet. To be able to harness the weather, tell it where to rain, and not to rain. Eradicate tornados.

Weathermen are just full of BS, they just keep blathering away, last night it was going to hit Miami...now it is going to hit SC...or NY, or Boston...they don't know ****...

Hurricane will hit the US...some place on the east coast...WOW...what a prediction...only 2000 miles of coastline there....

Same with Earthquake "experts"...they don't know anything...they were on tv today, talking like they knew anything...they don't know **** either....if they did...they wiould have predicted or given a warning about the earthquake....bunch of talking heads.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It is interesting, how at mercy we are to weather, and other natural events, like earthquakes, and tsunamis, on our planet. If we can figure out how to control this energy, we will truly be able to progress as a planet. To be able to harness the weather, tell it where to rain, and not to rain. Eradicate tornados.

Weathermen are just full of BS, they just keep blathering away, last night it was going to hit Miami...now it is going to hit SC...or NY, or Boston...they don't know ****...

Hurricane will hit the US...some place on the east coast...WOW...what a prediction...only 2000 miles of coastline there....


It's much more complicated than you're making it out to be. Forecasting can be very complex and there are numerous factors to consider. Obviously mother nature will ultimately decide what goes down, however I'm thankful for the professional meterologists who are working hard to keep us informed.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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It is interesting, how at mercy we are to weather, and other natural events, like earthquakes, and tsunamis, on our planet. If we can figure out how to control this energy, we will truly be able to progress as a planet. To be able to harness the weather, tell it where to rain, and not to rain. Eradicate tornados.

Weathermen are just full of BS, they just keep blathering away, last night it was going to hit Miami...now it is going to hit SC...or NY, or Boston...they don't know ****...

Hurricane will hit the US...some place on the east coast...WOW...what a prediction...only 2000 miles of coastline there....

Same with Earthquake "experts"...they don't know anything...they were on tv today, talking like they knew anything...they don't know **** either....if they did...they wiould have predicted or given a warning about the earthquake....bunch of talking heads.
yep,,.. i still think it has a good chance of hitting florida,!! it's not out of the question... one of the weather channel guys was just saying, "it wont hit florida" almost like he had a cristal ball
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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0z GFS
960 east of LI
http://raleighwx.americanwx.com/mode...TSLPp06114.gif
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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DT says GFS is bullcrap lol
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